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CONGRATULATIONS: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova (center) congratulated UPC on its fine work to keep Fairfax County youth and young adults safe and drug free. Sara Freund, left, becomes UPC's new executive director July 1, succeeding Diane Eckert (right), who will remain with UPC as deputy executive director. View press release here.

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Washington-Metro Teens Lauded for Their Fight Against Underage Drinking. UPC YOUTH COUNCIL WINS $1,000 GEICO AWARD. Read Press Release

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PREPARING FOR COLLEGE: Parents and college-bound students are invited to "The Perils of the College Drinking Culture" community forums April 29 at Langley High School and May 21 at Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus. Click for more information.

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"Marijuana Harmless? Think Again" was a community forum presented by UPC March 27. Chris Leibowitz, above, shared his personal story, and local experts talked about the impact marijuana has on the developing teen brain, academics, mental wellness and more.

Prescription Drug: National Problem

Prescription drug abuse is a national problem affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Teens and young adults are especially susceptible to prescription drug abuse. Read more

UPC Marijuana Survey

Please take this anonymous survey to help UPC gather information on our members' perspective on marijuana.

P.R.O.T.E.C.T. Against Substance Abuse

Middle school and high school students and their parents have the opportunity at "Protecting Against the Realities of Substance Abuse" programs to hear personal stories from families impacted by substance abuse and get the facts from county experts.
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